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I have a swelling on the side of my nail on my finger is there something i could do to get rid of it it hurts

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Depends what it is: Causes of a swelling or a growth on the side of a nail include a wart, an ingrown piece of nail, a torn piece of skin (not healing properly), a splint... Read More
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
It could be an: infection. Red, warm, tender, swelling, painful? If so, you might start by soaking in warm epsom salts.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
See below: Agree with Dr. K. If you have diabetes, it is imperative that you seek care from a doctor at the earliest.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
Dermatology 44 years experience
Drainage antibiotics: This is probably paronychia-a bacterial infection of the nailfold. See your dermatologist for treatment and evaluation.
Dr. David Tuckman
Hand Surgery 24 years experience
Warm Soaks: This is most likely an infection of the nail fold called a paranychia. You can try soaking your finger in warm water for 15min. Three or four times a ... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Angelina Postoev md facs
General Surgery 18 years experience
No: there are few reasons, but never seen nails to be the cause, ( unless you used acrylic nail on middle finger only). Most cyst will resolve after few ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francisco Schwartz-Fernandes
27 years experience
Go to an ER: The best thing to do is to be check at a local er. You could have a fracture, the finger could still be dislocated or your could only have a contusion... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
A Verified Doctoranswered
Rheumatology 53 years experience
See details: Ice and time is the best treatment. Immobilization may also help. If it persists, have it x rayed to rule out a fracture.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Rochester
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Need eval: Nail pitting can be a sign of underlying diseases such at Psoriasis, sarcoid, fungal infection of nails and certain dietary deficiencies. Best to see... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michelle Achor
Podiatry 17 years experience
Antifungal: You could take an antifungal pill prescribed by a doctor. There are also some topical antifungals that may help. Some people advocate natural remedi... Read More
A 62-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lea Danielsen
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Med from doctor: Now thankfully the medications needed to treat fungus of the nails is generic and not so expensive. Nothing else works nearly as reliably. It can ra... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 34 years experience
His doctor can check: Fingers or palms can change finger nails or peel skin at the topmost layer if there was recent inflammation (such as a fever or viral infection), some... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Noel Alonso
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Could be a...: ...Possible exposure to an environmental irritant (such as ivy, oak, liquid detergents, soaps or other chemicals). Rarely mercury exposure can cause a... Read More